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Ottawa, 21 October 2003

File No. 8661-C12-10/02

Distribution List PN 2002-4


Re: Requests from TELUS - Public Notice 2002-4

In Procedural determination in the Competitor Digital Network Access service proceeding with respect to an application made by the Canadian Cable Television Association, Telecom Decision CRTC 2003-52, dated 1 August 2003 (Decision 2003-52),the Commission directed Bragg Communications Inc. carrying on business as EastLink, Cogeco Cable Canada Inc. (Cogeco), Shaw Communications Inc., Rogers Cable Inc., and Vidéotron Télécom ltée (the cable companies) to respond to two supplemental interrogatories set out in paragraphs 23 and 24 of that decision.

The cable companies' responses form part of the record of the proceeding initiated by Competitor Digital Network Access service proceeding, Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2002-4, 9 August 2002.

By letter dated 8 October 2003, TELUS Communications Inc. (TELUS) made various requests related to these responses, including requests for further responses. Commission staff notes that TELUS also requested that Cogeco be directed to confirm that it did not provide any circuits to telecommunications service providers through any type of contractual arrangement, including through indefeasible right of use (IRUs) agreements.

Commission staff requests that each cable company indicate how it treated any facility acquired on an IRU basis that is equivalent to an incumbent local exchange carrier access or intra-exchange facility when it responded to the interrogatories in Decision 2003-52.

To the extent a cable company provided such a facility on an IRU basis to another competitor and did not include it in its interrogatory response, the company is asked to use its best efforts to adjust the data provided in its response to include these facilities and to provide an updated response to the Commission, serving an abridged version on parties to this proceeding, by 27 October 2003.

The cable companies may provide their responses to TELUS' requests, serving a copy on TELUS, by 27 October 2003.

Parties are reminded that all material is to be received, not merely sent, by the relevant dates.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Yvan Davidson
Senior Manager
Competitor Services and Costing
Telecommunications Directorate

Distribution List: Cable companies
Other interested parties to PN 2002-4
CRTC - Daphne Fry (819) 953-5373

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